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Questions tagged [sita]

Sita is the central female character of the Hindu epic Ramayana and a daughter of King Janak of Janakpur.She is the consort of the Hindu god Rama (avatar of Vishnu) and is an avatar of Lakshmi (Aadi Shakti of Lord Vishnu),

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Why did Ram give up Sita instead of the throne?

I haven't read Ramayan and have a hazy memory of seeing it on Doordarshan. But due to current political & social climate in India with respect to mob justice and punishment by public opinion, I ...
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Which verse of Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa is Devdutt Pattanaik referring to?

This Indian Express article quotes Devdutt Pattanaik as saying: On tradition vs modernity Modern people invent tradition. Because modern people want to feel “liberal” and “modern”, they will ...
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Is the story of Sita's banishment present in any scriptures other than Valmiki Ramayana?

The story of Mother Sita's banishment by Sri Rama present in the Uttara Khanda of the Valmiki Ramayana, is perhaps the most controversial part of Sri Rama's story. Many Hindu acharyas such as Swami ...
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Mother of Sita in Ramayana

In Valmiki Ramayana, at several places Sita's mother (referred to wife of Seeradhwaja Janaka) is mentioned, but nowhere her name. In any other Purana, name of Sita's mother is mentioned? If so, where ...
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Do any versions of Ramayana talk about Mata Sita swallowing Lakshmana up?

I heard from a random source that while coming back from Ayodhya, Mata Sita went to the Sarayu river with Lakshmana so that he can worship that river. Mata Sita asked Lakshamana to bring water from ...
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How did Ashoka Vana remain unaffected by the fire?

When Hanuman set the entire Lanka on fire, how is it that Ashoka Vana escaped it. Was it because Hanuman put out the fire, or due to Sita's power or the fire did not reach there?
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Questions regarding Jewellery of Mother Sita according to Valmiki Ramayana

This is only regarding Valmiki Ramayana. Please don't include details from other versions. Please also mention original quotes from one of the original translations of Valmiki Ramayana and their ...
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Sita- Avatar of Lakshmi goddess or next birth of a pious woman?

In Ramayana, I have read somewhere that Sita is Avatar of a pious women who was a devotee of God Vishnu in previous birth. Please let me know the related sloka from Ramayana?
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Does Devi Bhagavata Purana asserts that Sita was Mandodari and Ravana's Daughter?

According to Wikipedia Sources, Devi Bhagavata Purana mentions Mandodari was Sita's Mother, as well the same is mentioned in Abhuta Ramayana, If So, Where is the Respective Mentions for the Same.
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Does Ramayana mention Seeta performing sandhyAvandanam?

There is a mention that Hanuman while in Lanka anticipates Seeta to visit river bank to perform Sandhya vandanam Can someone post the reference? Either of the above scenarios.
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Was Seeta ji born as a blessing from Shiva?

We know that Shri Rama took birth to rid the three worlds of the tyranny of Ravana. But I recently came across a verse in the Valmiki Ramayan that says that Seeta was also born for the same purpose! ...
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Why did Sita go to the forest with Rama?

While Rama was going to the forest, Sita also went to the forest without any second thought as far as I know; Why did Rama allow her to do it? Did any discussion happen between Rama and Sita to make ...
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Why Sita had ornaments with her during her stay in Exile

After meeting Sri Rama at Mt. Rishyamuka, Sugreeva promises to bring back Sita from whatever place she is held captive. He informs Sri Rama that he has seen Sita travelling overhead in the sky while ...
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Sita's reply to Maha Sati Anasuya-Advice on Stri-Dharma

Sri Rama and his consort Sita, met Maharishi Atri at the Maharishi's hermitage, during the early part of their exile. After introducing his wife Anasuya as a great ascetic, the Maharishi requested Sri ...
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Was Ravana not able to lift Pinaka aka 'The Shiva Dhanush'?

As per the Ramanand Sagar Serial during Sita swayamvar, Ravana along with Rama and other kings visited Swayamvar. But none other than Rama was able to lift the Shiva Dhanush. Is it true?
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What is the actual birthplace of Sita ji according to scriptures?

Recently Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi was in Nepal at the Janaki Temple in Janakpur which is supposed to be the birthplace of Goddess Sita and I came to know about this place due to the news ...
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Whether Chhaya Sita / Maya sita is mentioned in valmiki ramayan or in which scripture first?

Ravana kidnapped not real sita, but Maya Sita; and later during Agni pariksha the real Sita comes back from fire. ref: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Will-the-real-Sita-stand-up/articleshow/...
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Why is Sita mata also known as Vaidehi?

In Ramayana, when and who named Sita mata as Vaidehi? What is the meaning of the name? Update: I found that Sita mata was called by the name "Vaidehi" only during the exile period. Is that right?
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Why did Dasharatha possess a Brahmin who had come to Rama's hut in the forests for food?

In Garuda Purana, there is a story of Brahmins appearing before Rama and Sita for food. One of the Brahmins then gets possessed by the late Dasharatha's soul which Sita recognises. Why did Dasharatha ...
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Did Lord Rama's wife Devi Sita belong to Nepal? In which place did she stay during pregnancy?

The Wikipedia article suggests that Sita was either from Bihar or Nepal: Born: Either present-day Sitamarhi district, Bihar, India or Janakpur, present-day Nepal (both the places were part of the ...
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What was the age of Sita in chronological order?

This question is not duplicate of this or this Can anyone be kind enough to dive deep and provide some input for below questions: 1) What was the age of Sita when first king/prince came to marry her?...
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What was the age of Sita at the time of marriage?

I've read the claims that she was a child at the time of marriage. Is that really true? What scriptures tell about the marriage age of Sita?
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Why Ram used a duplicate Sita in Ramayan?

Before Sita harana, Ram exchanged original Sita from Agni. And no one knows it. Anyway Ravan could not harm a duplicate one then what would happen if original Sita were not exchanged? why the original ...
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Who was Swayamprabha?

In the Ramayan, Hanuman and other Vanars come across Swayamprabha residing in a magical cave while searching for Sita. I wanted to know who this lady was and what was her ancestry. Another online ...
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What is the definition of Sati Nari in kaliyug?

In the Ramayana, we call Sita a Sati Nari, I listen it from my childhood days. As I don't know what Sita was doing or having so that she call as Sati. But In Kaliyuga we are here up to what we ...
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What were the reasons for suffering of Lord Rama and Devi Sita?

"What you reap is what you sow." Generally every human birth is based upon the rule of Karma. If you do good you will have good and if you do bad then you will have bad things happening in your life. ...
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If Goddess Sita is the daughter of Bhumi Devi, then how can we say Lord Ram is an Incarnation of Lord Vishnu?

Lord Vishnu has 2 wives: one is Shree Mahalakshmi and the other is Bhumi Devi, as mentioned in the following shlok which many people say in the morning: ॥ विष्णुपत्नि नमस्तुभ्यं पादस्पर्शं ...
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Why didn't Lord Ram try to prove Mother Sita's Purity but rather chose to exile her?

Lord Ram exiled Mother Sita to follow his Raja Dharma as his peoples doubted Mother Sita's Purity. Many of the people other than Lord Ram and Lakshmana witnessed Mother Sita's Agni Pariksha King ...
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Why is Sita worshiped well but not Draupadi?

Let us consider the following excerpt from Mahabharata "He also beheld the princess of Pancala, decked in garlands of lotuses. Having attained to Heaven, she was sitting there, endued with a form ...
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Can anyone suggest mantras for worshiping Mata Sita and Sri Radha Rani?

I am looking for some mantras for chanting mantras specific to Sita and radha rani.
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Why Pregnant Sita sent to forest without any Mercy? [duplicate]

In Ramayana, Why Pregnant Sita sent to forest without any Mercy? My Question is different from this.
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Who is Suvarchala? Is she wife or daughter of Sun God?

There are several stories of Hanuman being married or a bachelor. A question was already asked before on this site. Some say that Hanuman promised Sun that he will marry his daughter Suvarchala when ...
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Why didn't Rāma leave his ring back in Ayodhya before setting out to the forest?

It is well-known that, in Kishkindha Kāṇḍa, before Hanumān begins his search for Sītā, Rāma gives his signet ring to Hanumān which he later hands over to Sītā saying: O illustrious lady! I am a ...
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In which year Sita was abducted by Ravana?

For many years Lord Rama and Sita lived together in the forest. Out of 14 years of exile, in which year was Sita captured by Ravana? Is there any reference in Valmiki Ramayana about the years? ...
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How did Hanuman's tail catch fire?

As I know and I've heard from my Hindu friends that, someone put the fire on tail of Hanuman and he lit the whole island of Lanka. My question is, how did Hanuman's tail catch fire or to be more ...
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Translation of Valmiki Ramayana 3-53-25

The verse is as follows, etat ca anyat ca paruSam vaidehii raavaNa a.nka gaa | bhaya shoka samaaviSTaa karuNam vilalaapa ha || 3-53-25 एतत् च अन्यत् च परुषम् वैदेही रावण अंक गा । भय शोक समाविष्टा ...
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Sahasra Mukhi (Thousand Faced) Raavana Killed by Sita

Siya Ke Ram is an Indian historical epic TV series on Star Plus produced by Nikhil Sinha. I'm talking about the episode telecast on 30 Aug 2016, which you can watch here Here you can see how Sita ...
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Previous births of Lava and Kush

Every jiva has a Purva Janma (previous birth). How about Lava and Kusha's previous birth? Any source which talks about this? Is there any particular reason for their birth?
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What is the story of Sītā (wife of Rāma) killing Śatānana Rākṣasa?

Sītā with the help of Hanumān killed a Rākṣasa called Śatānana (hundred headed). What is the story of it and which scripture includes it?
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Swami Vivekananda Commentaries on Sita

Sri Rama was an Avatar of God Vishnu. Sita, his wife, was also an avatar of Goddess Lakshmi. Sita personifies the ideal wife in the epic, Valmiki Ramayana. She complemented Sri Rama in every aspect ...
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Like Vish and Shiv have reverse spelling and opposite effects, does Sita and Sati have some reason behind their names?

As per our Vedic literature, Vish (Vishnu) means creator and Shiv (Shiva) means evil destroyer. I was wondering similar word-meaning similarity between Sati and Sita. Is there any historical evidence ...
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If Lakshmana Rekha is not in Valmiki's Ramayana, then where is it mentioned?

This question discusses the different versions of Ramayana available. Although, it does not discuss how the story of Lakshmana Rekha is different in these various texts. I just read a comment on a ...
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How concept of sisters of Sita: Urmila, Shrutakeerti and Mandavi can be reconciled with concept of Mahalakshmi?

We know, Sri Rama was Avatar of Lord Vishnu, Lakshama was one quarter portion of Vishnu [a] or avatar of Adisesha. Shatrugna and Bharatha were incarnations of Sudarshana Chakra and Panchajanya Shankha ...
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Besides Sita, how many other women did Ravana kidnap?

I recently saw a spiritual TV episode on Sundara Kanda and in that the host said that prior to Sita, Ravana kidnapped 25 or so women (I can't recollect the exact number). Is this true? Could someone ...
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Why wouldn't Sita go back to Mithila after she was abandoned by Shri Rama?

After Sita was exiled by Rama,why didn't she go back to Mithila? Isn't she Mithila's princess?Even if she didn't go, why couldn't Janaka arrange for his daughter Janaki's protection in the jungle?
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How did Sita marry Ram and Varuni marry Varuna?

Bhumidevi is the wife of Lord Vishnu. Her daughter is Sita. If this is so, how did Lord Vishnu/Rama marry his wife's daughter? Lakshmi,who comes out of the ocean of milk,is considered the daughter of ...
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What scriptures describe Vishnu marrying a rebirth of the golden Sita statue?

I'm currently visiting India, and I just went to my Mom's Kula Devata, the Veeraraghava Perumal Vishnu Temple in Thiruvallore. Many things have happened in this location over the ages, including ...
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Who was elder amongst Lava and Kusha ( twins of Rama and Sita)?

I get different answers from different sources as for who is the elder of the twins. I think this has to do with the addition of lore of Valmiki creating the twins from a grass (Kusha) but is there a ...
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Sitadevi had a brother?

In the Bhagavatam, 9th Canto, 13th Chapter, we find this verse: SB 9.13.19 — The son of Śīradhvaja was Kuśadhvaja, and the son of Kuśadhvaja was King Dharmadhvaja, who had two sons, namely ...
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What is the mystery of ayOnija births?

We will come across Sita in Srimad Ramayana, as ayOnija, a non-uterine birth. Similarly, in Mahabharata, we read about Draupadi and Dhristadyumna, who are also ayOnijas, borne out of fire. Human ...